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4/25/2017 7:42:44 PM
Posted: 6/18/2002 8:18:51 PM EDT
I am extremely new to the handgun world. I have a Bushmaster XM15 M4 Carbine, but I am clueless when it comes to handguns. I decided to pick up a revolver this afternoon at a local gun shop. I was looking for a 4" stainless .357 MAG revolver that had a decently high capacity. I decided on the S&W 686 Plus. My question is this...I understand it will fire a .38 Special +P along with the .357MAG. Will it also fire a normal .38 special round (w/o the added pressure)?
Link Posted: 6/19/2002 12:12:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/19/2002 12:13:44 AM EDT by dpcop]
Yes, any .357 mag will fire any .38 Special rounds. Except for the case length, its basically the same round. Cheaper practice ammo!

Sounds like a good choice... although if you don't like it, you can send it to me!
Link Posted: 6/19/2002 3:42:39 AM EDT
No problem shooting the 38special. You also won't have to worry about bullet shape or any of those other things. You made a great choice. Now get us a range report and some pictures.
Link Posted: 6/19/2002 9:25:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/19/2002 9:43:18 AM EDT by ken_mays]
I've got a 686+ with the 5" barrel. I don't ever recall firing anything except .38 Special out of it. It's just too much fun -- it feels like shooting a .22 out of that big heavy sucker.

Oh, and I have a photo tutorial on my site explaining how to clean your revolver. There are pictures of me cleaning my 686. www.geocities.com/kemays/pistolclean.html
Link Posted: 6/19/2002 11:12:48 AM EDT
Thanks for the answers guys...i'll try to have some photos up here shortly. (if i can figure out how to do it.. >:/
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